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European Academy of Neurology. The EAN represents:. 45 European national neurological societies 800 individual members 9 associate member societies approximately 21,000 international members. General Assembly. The democratic heart of the EAN is the

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the ean represents
The EAN represents:
  • 45 European national neurological societies
  • 800 individual members
  • 9 associate member societies

approximately 21,000 international members

general assembly
General Assembly

The democratic heart of the EAN is the

Assembly of Delegates, which consists of

45 Individual Delegates and

45 Institutional Delegates, representing the 45 member nations of the EAN.


National Neurological Member Societies

Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, FYRO Macedonia, Finland, France, Georgia, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, The Netherlands, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, Uzbekistan

Associate Member Societies

Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, Morocco, Palestinian Territory, Occupied, Syrian Arab Republic, Tunisia

ean board
EAN Board

The EAN Board consists of the following members:

  • President: Günther Deuschl
  • Vice President: Franz Fazekas
  • Secretary General: Didier Leys
  • Treasurer: Marianne de Visser
  • Member at Large: Per Soelberg Sörensen
  • Chairperson Education Committee: Hannah Cock
  • Chairperson Liaison Committee: David B. Vodušek
  • Chairperson Programme Committee: Paul A.J.M. Boon
  • Chairperson Scientific Committee: Antonio Federico
purpose excellence in neurology in europe i
Purpose: Excellence in Neurology in EuropeI

The purpose of the EAN is:

  • to increase the availability and standards of neurological services;
  • to advance the development of neurology as the major medical specialty caring for patients with neurological disorders;

Purpose: Excellence in Neurology in EuropeII

  • to encourage collaboration between European national neurological societies;
  • to strengthen collaboration between clinical neurology and related professional and lay organizations;
  • to support neurological research, encourage research collaboration, and promote dissemination of research results;

Purpose: Excellence in Neurology in EuropeIII

  • to strengthen the standard, availability and equality of neurological education for neurologists and affiliated/related health professionals;
  • to raise awareness among the lay public, media, health care providers and other stakeholders, as well as law and policy makers about the burden and cost of neurological disorders and the benefits which clinical neurology can bring;
  • to collaborate with international, national and regional neurological associations and related international health organisations;

The EAN will base its activities on the following five values:

  • Professionalism
  • High ethical standards
  • Involvement
  • Independence
  • Transparency

The EAN will strive to reach the highest scientific standards and to deliver unbiased information in its research and educational activities.

high ethical standards
High ethical standards

The EAN will apply high ethical standards in all its activities within science, education, liaison, and administration, complying with applicable regulations and codes of ethics.


The EAN will strive to involve its members and collaborators in the organisation of research, education and liaison activities.


The EAN will operate as a professional and scientific organisation, independent from the political or commercial interests of external companies or organisations.


The EAN will provide transparency in the organisation of all its scientific and administrative activities.

ean committees
EAN Committees

Programme Committee

Education Committee

Liaison Committee

Scientific Committee

ean subspecialty scientific panels
EAN Subspecialty Scientific Panels
  • Headache
  • Higher cortical functions
  • Infectious diseases
  • Movement disorders
  • Multiple sclerosis
  • Muscle disorders
  • Neurocritical care
  • Neuroepidemiology
  • Neurogenetics
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuroimmunology
  • Neuro-oncology
  • ALS and frontotemporal dementia
  • Autonomic nervous system disorders
  • Child neurology
  • Clinical neurophysiology
  • Coma and chronic disorders of consciousness
  • Dementia and cognitive disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • General neurology
  • Neuro-ophthalmology and –otology
  • Neuropathies
  • Neurorehabilitation
  • Neurosonology
  • Neurotraumatology
  • Pain
  • Palliative care
  • Sleep-wake disorders
  • Stroke
  • Translational neurology
ean educational grants
EAN Educational Grants
  • EAN Department-Department Co-Operation Programme
  • EAN Fellowship Programme
  • EAN Spring School for Young Neurologists
  • EAN Congress Teaching Courses
  • EAN Regional Teaching Courses
  • EAN Congress Grants
  • EAN Tournament for Young Neurologists
  • Investigator Award
  • CME Articles
  • eBrain
ean educational grants1
EAN Educational Grants

EAN Department-Department Co-operation Programme

55 grants each amounting to a maximum of € 1,800,- in order to make it possible to stay at a foreign department for 6 weeks.

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EAN Educational Grants

EAN Fellowship Programme

Up to 5 scientific grants amounting to a maximum of € 2,000.- per month. Duration: up to 12 months

Up to 3 educational grants amounting to a maximum of € 2,000.- per month. Duration: up to 6 months

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EAN Educational Grants

EAN Spring School for Young Neurologists

This annual meeting offers lectures and workshops for up to 120 young neurologists. Participants pay for their travel only

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EAN Educational Grants

EAN Regional Teaching Courses

EAN-RTCs are specially designed for the purpose to bring neurological standards directly to the countries in the East to avoid that our young colleagues have to travel to expensive congresses.

The next RTC will take place in Sofia, Bulgaria, October 2-5 October, 2014.

More information can be found here:

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EAN Educational Grants

EAN Bursaries

300 bursaries, consisting of free registration to the congress and hotel accomodation.

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EAN Educational Grants

EAN Tournament for Young Neurologists

Uschi Tschabitscher Prize

12 persons are selected, based on the quality of their submitted abstract, to participate in the tournament for young neurologists during the EAN congress. Candidates receive a travel grant as well as hotel accommodation and free registration to the congress.

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EAN Educational Grants

PK Thomas Prize

Professor P.K. Thomas graciously left an annual sum of € 500.- for awarding the best work during the annual congress on peripheral nerve disorders.

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EAN Educational Grants

EAN Investigator Award

All posters and short communications presented at the EAN Congress will automatically be eligible for the investigator award.

Each EAN Subspecialty Scientific Panel will select one winner.

The prize is € 300,-

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EAN Educational Grants

Continuing Medical Education Articles

Each month, a CME article is published in the European Journal of Neurology and on the EAN website. Online reading, testing and certification are available on

european journal of neurology
European Journal of Neurology

All EAN members can access the European Neurological Guidelines free of charge via the EAN website:


Jointhe European neurologicalcommunity

and subscribeto


eBrain –

eBrain represents the world's largest, most comprehensive web-based training resource in clinical neuroscience.

This exciting new interactive online learning program designed to support training and continuous professional development for clinical neuroscience trainees, consultants and non-specialists.

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Social Media

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EAN Head Office:

Breite Gasse 4/7

1070 Vienna


Phone: +43 1 889 05 03

Fax: +43 1 889 05 03 13